New Croatian and Slovenian Picks

New Croatian and Slovenian Picks

Milos Plavac Mali
Pelješac Peninsula, Croatia
100% Plavac Mali

Originally thought to be Zinfandel, Plavac Mali (called “Little Blue” by locals) is really its own deep, juicy masterpiece of nature. This grape can thrive in harsh conditions such as the southernmost tough slopes of Croatia. Frano Milos’ seaside vineyard sits on 45 degree slopes of pure dolomitic limestone. Due to the sensitivity of this vineyard, the fruit is all harvested by experienced hands. This wine is bursting with very ripe blueberry, violets and Friškina—“the scent of the sea.”
Fermentation Vessel: used Slovenian oak.

Korenika & Moskon Orange
Slovenski Istra, Slovenia
100% Malvasia

This wine comes from the gorgeous banks of Izola overlooking Italy across the Adriatic Sea and neighboring Croatia to the south. Fruit is all dry farmed and estate grown, close to the sea, giving this wine strong aromas and flavors of mineral saline along with apricot and lychee. Fruit is hand harvested and spends 30 days on the skins in used oak. Malvasia is “King” in Slovenia, and also traditionally makes some of the most complex and delicious orange wine. Try this one, wherever you are in your skin contact journey. 

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